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Monday 3 May 2010

Hubby's Birthday Card

It is my Hubby's Birthday today so I thought I would share with my blogging friends the card I made him.
He is awkward to make cards for as his love is trains and I don't have anything with trains, however he is a keen birdwatcher and like me, loves Owls.

The base of his card consists of Heat Resistant Acetate to which I added Alcohol Inks in shades, Caramel & Meadow. I overstamped with one of my Swirl stamps using Archival Coffee, then rubbed the ink off to reveal a clear image. This is a technique I was shown at Sheena's class In Kettering recently.
The Owl image is from a Joanna Sheen CD - The Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection which I printed onto Gloss Photo Paper.
Using my leaves stamps from Creative Impressions, I stamped, then coloured using Promarkers. These were carefully cut out and added to the image using 3D Foam.
Brads were used to attach the acetate to the card.

His comment, I wish I could see that particular owl. At least he commented which is more than he usually does when I make anything.


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ChristineI love the owl.xxx

Claire said...

Aren't men the master of understatements lol. I bet he loves it Christine, its a stunning card - the gorgeous background sets off the owl to perfection.
Claire xx

Tess said...

Stunning card Christine - that owl is just gorgeous. Hope OH had a good day. Tess x

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Christine, I hope Colin had a great day.
Beryl x

coldwaters2 said...

Wonderful creation Christine that image of the owl is fabulous so are the leaves great work.
Lorraine x

craftimamma said...

This is beautiful Christine! I particularly like the flourish background and the leaves.

I've given up waiting for exclamations of delight from my OH when I present him with a card which has taken me hours to make, Lol! He did say the metal roses I made for his birthday card a couple of weeks ago were clever so I take that as very high praise.

Lesley Xx

craftychris said...

wow what a great card ,hope he liked it ,im sure he did

chris xx

Beryl said...

I'm sure le loved it Christine but like most ment can't put that sort of thing into words. It lovely.
Beryl xx

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Christine and well worth all your hard work
Ann x